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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd took the oath of office on Monday, beginning her final term in the Oklahoma Legislature. Floyd was unopposed for the Senate District 46 seat. Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, was joined by fellow members, friends, and family for the Senate Chamber ceremony.
The OKC metro seat was redrawn after the 2020 U.S. Census, and will, for the first time, include Del City. Floyd said she looked forward to serving all constituents within Senate District 46.
“I am humbled and honored to be returning to the Senate for a final term, and look forward to working with the citizens I represent to find positive resolutions to the challenges we face within our communities and state,” Floyd said.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Floyd was unable to participate in the swearing in ceremony to be held later this month for new and returning members of the Senate. During Monday’s ceremony, the oath of office was administered by Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Scott Rowland.
Floyd was first elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012, and was elected to her first term in the Oklahoma Senate in 2014. Before serving in the Legislature, Floyd, an attorney, served as an assistant attorney general, was deputy executive director for the Horse Racing Commission, and served 22 years as an administrative law judge for the state. Floyd was one of the youngest women in Oklahoma history to receive a judicial appointment.
Throughout her tenure in the Senate, Floyd has worked to promote the rights of sexual assault victims and worked to reduce suicide rates among Oklahoma youths.
“These and many other issues impact Oklahomans in every part of our state, in every socio-economic class, and people of all political views,” Floyd said. “I will continue to focus on these important, universal public policy concerns, and to be a strong voice at the Capitol for the citizens of Senate District 46.”